Research Associate I - Hunt Lab - Department of Neurosurgery

Cedars Sinai

Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7249830 (Ref:2770)

Posted: May 30, 2024

Job Description

Job Description

Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?

Cedars-Sinai offers scientists unparalleled access to ground breaking technologies, facilities, and resources for conducting research related to an impressive range of diseases and disorders, from cancer, cardiology, and digestive diseases, to genetics, genomics, neurosciences, and women's health. You can continue your career journey with us!

The Hunt laboratory is focused on providing mechanistic explanations at the cellular and circuit levels for cognitive functions such as learning and memory. The research team seeks to understand how basic physiological processes are corrupted in pathological states and neurological disorders.

Working under direct supervision, the Research Associate I will perform a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of one or more laboratory research projects in a specific area of research. The team member will assist in general laboratory activities, including maintenance of reagents, stocking of supplies, maintaining files, and monitors documents. The RA I member keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results, and assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery. The incumbent observes safety standards and procedures. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of routine laboratory tasks and procedures.
  • May assist with animal husbandry.
  • Maintains lab equipment and related records.
  • Transports, processes, and logs samples.
  • Maintains computer database with relevant clinical information.
  • Performs lab maintenance duties, including glassware cleaning and sterilization.
  • Maintains stocks of general lab materials and places orders for lab equipment and supplies.
  • Assists new students and fellows at the laboratory.

Department-Specific Information:

The Research Associate I will contribute to ongoing efforts of the Hunt Laboratory to develop multi-modal neurophysiological recording techniques and analysis methods. This may include but is not limited to surgical procedures for in-vivo neurophysiology experiments in rodents to test novel recording and neuro-modulation devices. Additionally, the Associate will assist with bioinformatic analysis of single-cell RNA sequencing data and provide general data science support across a variety of projects and data types.



  • Bachelor's degree in a Science related field required.

Experience and Skills:

  • Understanding of general research objectives.
  • Knowledge of database management, computers, and presentation and imaging software.
  • Experience with routine laboratory procedures and experimental protocols.
  • Must possess digital literacy to include, but not limited to, Excel and Word.

About Us

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

About the Team

Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S., with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Choose this if you want to work in a fast-paced environment that offers the highest level of care to people in the Los Angeles that need our care the most.

Req ID : 2770
Working Title : Research Associate I - Hunt Lab - Department of Neurosurgery
Department : Research - Neurosurgical
Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Category : Academic / Research
Job Specialty : Research Studies/ Clin Trial
Overtime Status : NONEXEMPT
Primary Shift : Day
Shift Duration : 8 hour
Base Pay : $19.50 - $29.87

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Job posting number:#7249830 (Ref:2770)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cedars Sinai
Los Angeles,California
United States
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